HeWhoCanDigIt’s review published on Letterboxd:
Big fan of 5 Centimeters per Second and The Garden of Words. I love Shinkai's animation style. Captures a unique, dreamy atmosphere. And he does it again, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colour palette, even richer and more detailed than before. One look at it and you immediately know you're in one of his films. Completely absorbing at times. Same goes for the cute body swapping story with two adorable characters. Unfortunately it started to lose me a bit when Taki finds out what happened in the village and the fantasy element really kicks in. There is a point where the puppy love gets a little too corny for my taste and there's only so much J-rock I can stand. By no means a dud, it has too much going for it, but this does bring my rating down a bit.